CUPE Nova Scotia represents more than 18,000 working women and men employed throughout the public sector. We are proud to be part of Canada's largest and fastest-growing union.
CUPE represents workers in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, child care, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.
CUPE members are service-providers, white-collar workers, technicians, labourers, skilled trades people and professionals. More than half of CUPE members are women. About one-third are part-time workers.
The 52nd Annual CUPE Nova Scotia Convention 2015 will convene on Sunday April 26th at 7:00 pm, and end at 4:00 pm, or until all Convention business has been completed, on Wednesday, April 29th . It will be held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Center, 50 Maillard Street, Sydney.
More information is provided under the Convention Documents for 2015.
The four unions affected by Bill 1 met Tuesday afternoon (January 20) and have directed their legal teams to begin the process of looking at the Dorsey arbitration ruling, with a goal of getting the best outcomes for the 24,000 health care members affected by the bill.
Here is a summary of Arbitrator James Dorsey's Jan. 19, 2015 decision on Bill 1.
CUPE Nova Scotia Higgins Insurance Scholarships are awarded by CUPE Nova Scotia. Two scholarships valued at $1000 each are available annually.
Individuals planning enrollment at an accredited post secondary institutin in the 2015-2016 academic year may make application. The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of registration.
Click above for futher details and to download the application form.
CUPE Nova Scotia has chosen the community where Viola Desmond challenged racial segregation in 1946 to host its annual Black History Month event. The Union’s Human Rights Committee is celebrating Black History Month under the theme "Looking at the Past, Present, and Future" at the Ward One Social and Recreation Center, 487 Brother Street, New Glasgow. The event will be held on February 21 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Confirmed speakers include:
Crystal States – Regional Director of the Black Educators Association and the African Nova Scotia Affairs North-Central Network
Morgan Gero – recent BLAC Student Society president at St. Francis Xavier and now a teacher at the St. Andrew Junior School in Antigonish
Robert French – Executive Director of the Valley African Nova Scotia Development Association
Light refreshments and entertainment will follow the panel discussion.
CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh says, “Today’s ruling from Arbitrator James Dorsey is devastating for thousands of hard-working, proud CUPE members.
The union representing Halifax’s municipal outside workers says years and years of contracting out and a shrunken workforce are coming back to haunt senior managers and council this winter.